The Impact of Brexit on Education

Richard Endacott

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Brexit is fast approaching and schools need to be ready for the UK exiting the European Union with or without a deal. As a Politics teacher, I have been following the developments closely and evaluating the impact that we will face on a day to day basis.

In the first of this series, I will explore the impact this will have on teacher recruitment and retention.
This morning I delivered a lesson to a Year 10 history class on Elizabeth 1st's religious settlement in 1559, the settlement was a compromise to both the Catholics and the Protestants to ease the religious tensions and bring harmony back to the country.

"As the lesson progressed a hand went up: “Excuse me, sir, is the religious settlement Elizabeth made similar to the Brexit deal Theresa May has tried to negotiate?”"

First thing I learnt in that situation was to never underestimate a 15-year-old. The second lesson is that these teenagers had some really strong views on Brexit and how it affects them and the school. In these series of blogs, I will look at the impact of Brexit on education, starting with a view on teacher recruitment and retention.

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About our Community Expert


Richard Endacott

Career Development Lead

Richard is a history Teacher by Training and for the last few years been head of sixth form. His specialism is leadership and career development in the classroom.


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